Where to startPosted: October 10, 2012
We’ve had quite a mix of weather today. Heavy rain, misty rain, dark gray clouds speeding overhead, sunshine, intensely blue skies, and more dark clouds speeding overhead. It’s windy, and a little chilly. Wonderfully autumn weather.
I meandered around the pond, the meadows, and the woods for a couple of hours, sometimes taking photos, sometimes just enjoying the views, the scents, the sounds, and the feel of the day.
The little guy pictured above accompanied me on part of my walk, always leading the way. I’ve tried to identify it, but the little brown birds always confuse me. Three birds joined me yesterday:
They might be chickadees. They might not. It’s hard to tell from that angle, but the chickadees are usually quite social and often keep me company on my walks this time of year.
I found a strange set of footprints near the wildflower meadow. They paralleled the wildflower meadow and then turned off onto the main path through the meadows on the right side of the pond. I’m not sure you can see them well in the photo above. They’re the dark spots leading towards the top of the image. The darkness appeared to be caused by dead or dying plants wherever the footprints appeared. Spooky stuff, especially as it was dark and gray when I encountered them.
The footprints continued on towards the cattails, and promptly disappeared at the cattails. I didn’t try to pick them up again on one of the other trails. I headed for the woods instead.
I wasn’t sure about braving the woods after the rain. It can get slippery, especially on the hills that lead into the woods, and even more so if there happens to be a carpet of leaves on the ground.
It was worth the effort just to see the creek when the clouds parted and the sun lit up everything.
See what I mean? It’s gold back there in the woods.
There is more I want to show and tell you, but I’m already ten images into this post so I’d better wrap it up for now.
Thank you for dropping in, and joining me on a meander around Breezy Acres. I’ll bring you some more images from the walk soon.
Wishing you a delightful day, evening, or night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time. 🙂
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.
~ Black Elk